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Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988)

With a bull-whip and the lash of her tongue, Mrs Bhandari rules her household through intimidation and fear. She treats her husband and eldest son, Suraj, as imbeciles and her adopted ... See full summary »

Director:

J.K. Bihari

Writers:

Anjaan (lyrics), Khalid Azmi (director) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rekha ... Shalu S. Bhandari
Farooq Shaikh ... Suraj K. Bhandari (as Farouque Sheikh)
Bindu ... Kamla K. Bhandari
Asrani ... Secretary P. K. Patialewala
Kader Khan ... Kailash Bhandari (as Kadar Khan)
Satyendra Kapoor ... Jagat Dada (as Satyen Kappu)
Kamna Kamna ... Pinky
Salman Khan ... Vicky K. Bhandari
Ruchi Ruchi ... Ms. Poonawala
Rajkumar ... (as Raj Kumar)
Sandeep Solanki Sandeep Solanki
Raja Duggal ... Dak Bangla Keeper
Master Bhagwan ... Dancer (song "Hey Babua") (as Bhagwan Dada)
Lalita Kumari Lalita Kumari ... Mrs. Poonawala
Jugnu Jugnu
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Storyline

With a bull-whip and the lash of her tongue, Mrs Bhandari rules her household through intimidation and fear. She treats her husband and eldest son, Suraj, as imbeciles and her adopted daughter as a doormat. Only her youngest son receives her approval. Suraj goes missing for a few days and returns with a secret. Soon, a spirited girl from the country arrives unexpectedly. Mrs Bhandari's reign of terror is about to be challenged and a no holds barred battle commences. Written by van Goethem

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

26 August 1988 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

How a Wife Should Be See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Production Co:

NH Studioz See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

The muhurat of the film was on January 9,1988. See more »

Connections

References Mughal-E-Azam (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Hoon Paan Wali
Written by Anjaan
Composed by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Performed by Alka Yagnik
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Best of the 80s
27 April 2015 | by ZedeauxxSee all my reviews

In what was quite possibly the worst decade for movies in Hindi cinema - this is a hidden gem. Not only does it tackle the issue of mother-in-law vs daughter-in-law it is also the story of forgiveness and female empowerment. The stars of the show are Bindu who is spectacular in one of the best "iron lady" roles ever - and of course Rekha who was spellbinding and equally charming playing the relentless Shalu. The music is a weak point, although the pre-climax song "Saasu ji tune merit radar na jani" has become a cult classic. Kader Khan is at his best as subservient husband. Farukh Sheikh also restrained does well. Salman Khan in his debut is one-dimensional but saved by his good-looks. Surprisingly Rekha was not nominated for her role, although she did win that year for Khoon Bhari Maang. Watch it for the electrifying chemistry of Rekha and Bindu - and the climax which makes the film special.


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